African Dances

High-spirited, folkloric dances expressing narratives from across the African continent. Fast-paced and rhythmic, these total-body workouts also provide a powerful cultural experience. Live traditional drumming accompanies every class, from beginner to experienced. Dance techniques include West African, Congolese, Sabar, and Guinean.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's 2017 U.S. Tour Reaches 19 Cities From February 3 - May 14

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will share its unparalleled artistry with audiences from coast to coast during a 19-city U.S. tour starting this Friday, February 3rd, in Philadelphia, PA. On February 7th, a week-long engagement at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. kicks off as part of JFKC: A Centennial Celebration of John F. Kennedy, the Kennedy Center’s yearlong programming initiative marking the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth and legacy.

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Ailey Extension Brings Premiere Choreographers To The People With Exclusive Workshops And Special Holiday Classes

In conjunction with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s New York City Center season, the Ailey Extension presents workshops taught by acclaimed choreographers and instructors throughout December, as well as special dance fitness events to ring in 2017. From mambo to ballet, these unique workshops and special classes allow novice, intermediate, and professional students to explore techniques and choreography at New York’s largest building dedicated to dance. Choreographer of the Cuban-

The Ailey Extension Heats Up This Summer With Performance Workshops and Master Classes

The Ailey Extension heats up this summer with unique master classes and exciting performance workshops which culminate in a concert at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. These summer exclusives complement the program’s regular classes, which total over 80 per week in 25 diverse dance and fitness techniques. So whether you prefer the stage or the studio, there is something for you at the Ailey Extension.

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Pix 11 - Dance Your Way To Weight Loss

If you've hit a rut in your New Year's resolution to lose weight, we've got an inspiring story to help you get moving! The name Alvin Ailey is usually associated with dance performances, not fitness routines, until now!